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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
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  • Fidelity, truth, love must guide Church outreach to families, pope says
    In a world filled with challenges to marriage and family life, the Catholic Church is called “to carry out her mission in fidelity, truth and love,” Pope Francis said at the Mass opening the world Synod of Bishops on the family. 
  • At Red Mass
    At the 63rd annual Red Mass, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory told worshippers they had gathered to invoke the Holy Spirit’s guidance and support for those in the legal profession that they may “reach greater wisdom” in their honorable work of administering justice, which must always include the right to religious freedom. 
  • White House welcome
    Welcoming Pope Francis to the White House on Sept. 23, President Barack Obama praised the pontiff for his “message of love and hope (that) has inspired so many people across our nation and around the world.”
  • Walking the Walk with Francis
    During Masses on the weekend of Sept. 5-6, members of parishes across the Archdiocese of Washington took the Walk with Francis Pledge to honor Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to the nation’s capital. Students at Catholic schools have also begun taking the pledge. Here are some examples of the many thousands of people who have taken the Walk with Francis Pledge. 
  • Dual milestones
    Our Lady’s Church in Medley’s Neck marked a double milestone Aug. 16 with a Mass observing the 250th anniversary of the parish and officially installing Father John Nguyen as its pastor. 
  • St. John Vianney Parish marks 50 years of prayer, service and family fun
    Welcoming people to the 50th anniversary Mass of St. John Vianney Parish in Prince Frederick on Aug. 2, Father Peter Daly noted, “This is a great occasion. Fifty years of prayer, faith and grace in this place.” 
  • ‘A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope’
    Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope is an up-close and personal look into the life of our Holy Father. This special collection of photos takes the reader on a journey to Rome and beyond, imparting a rare and intimate glimpse into papal life. Accompanied by engaging stories and insights by religious scholar and church historian Father Michael Collins, Pope Francis comes to life through the beautiful photography of fifth generation Vatican photographer Rodolfo Felici. 
  • ‘The Vocation and Mission of the Family  in the Church and the Contemporary World’
    Pope Francis earlier this week convened the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. This ecclesiastical institution was originally established by Blessed Pope Paul VI 50 years ago last month with the publication of his apostolic letter Apostolica Sollicitudo to periodically offer advice to the Holy Father on issues he would select. The topic of this latest Synod, which concludes on October 25, is “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World.” 
  • Principal of the Year
    As a child, Father Andrew White, S.J. School principal Linda Maloney would sit her three younger brothers down and have them play school with her. On Sept. 30, one of her brothers was able to come back to her school, but this time to congratulate her for winning the 2015 Principal of the Year Award for the Archdiocese of Washington.  
  • Five ways to be a great explorer
    Moving out of our comfort zones is never easy, but imagine the amazing things we could discover if we let ourselves be explorers. In the spirit of Christopher Columbus, I offer you five ways to be a great explorer. 
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